Study English in the North of England

Study English in the North of England

The North of England is home to some of the UK's biggest cities, pretty historic towns, and beautiful lakes and mountains.

If you study English in this region you can enjoy some of the UK's best galleries and museums, tour a famous football club, go hiking in a national park, visit one of England's best shopping centres, and have a relaxing afternoon tea in a Victorian market town.

Where can you study English in the North of England?

In the North of England, there are British Council-accredited language centres in:

You can find out more about the study locations below, or use the English UK course finder if you are ready to find an English language course.


Study English in Manchester

Manchester is the third biggest city in the UK. It's a great place for shopping, eating, and exploring the city's diverse neighbourhoods.

The Northern Quarter is home to bars, record stores and vintage clothes shops, and Canal Street is one of the UK's most famous gay villages. Football fans can tour the stadiums of the city's famous football clubs - Manchester United and Manchester City.

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Study English in Liverpool

Liverpool is the home to the UK's most famous rock band: the Beatles! Students can visit The Beatles Story museum, and the city's seven free museums, including the Tate Liverpool contemporary art gallery. 
The Albert Dock area, by the River Mersea, has lots of sights to explore, and there is a large car-free shopping area in the city centre. Liverpool is also home to two famous football clubs: Liverpool FC and Everton FC.
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Study English in Leeds

Leeds is a big city in West Yorkshire with elegant shopping arcades, museums, galleries and entertainment options for all tastes: from live bands, to opera, theatre, cool bars and award-winning restaurants. 

If you love art, visit the nearby Yorkshire Sculpture Park and if you enjoy nature it's a short journey to explore the green hills and pretty villages of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

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Study English in Sheffield

Sheffield is big city in South Yorkshire, with a large international student population and a thriving alternative cultural scene, including art galleries, theatres and live music. 

It's close to the beautiful green mountains of the Peak District National Park, which is a great place for walking, cycling, horse riding, and rock climbing. Or why not relax and watch the view with some tea and cake?

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Study English in Chester

Chester is a smaller, historic city in North West England, in the county of Cheshire. It is home to traditional black and white buildings, a famous zoo and the largest Roman Amphitheatre in the UK. It's a popular regional destination for shopping, eating and drinking. 

From Chester, it's easy to visit Liverpool and Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. 

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Study English in Newcastle

Newcastle is a large city in the North East of England, with culturalattractions including the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, which is the biggest contemporary art centre of its kind in the world.

The city's most famous landmark is the Angel of the North, a giant, iconic statue which is over 20 metres high and 54 meters wide.

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Study English in Hull

Hull is a large city in East Yorkshire, home to lots of cultural attractions, including a free 'Museums Quarter' in the old town, a large new aquarium - The Deep - and the world's only Museum of Club Culture

The city was the UK's City of Culture in 2017, which has boosted Hull's tourism and culture industries.

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Study English in Preston

Preston is the main city in the county of Lancaster, in the North West of England. It's a small, lively city with a university, galleries and museums. It's close to the coast, and only an hour from Manchester, Liverpool and the Lake District. 

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Study English in York

York is a popular tourist destination because it has a beautiful old city centre and an impressive gothic cathedral, called York Minster. The city has lots of historic attractions and museums, including a chocolate-making museum, and many small shops and cafes to enjoy. 

Study English in Scarborough

Scarborough is a seaside town on the North East coast of England, home to nice sandy beaches and a castle. It's on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, which has amazing views and lots of outdoor activity options.

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Study English in Bradford

Bradford is a city in West Yorkshire that was once known as the wool capital of the world. It's close to Leeds and the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

The city has lots of impressive Victorian architecture, and it has been the filming location for films and television shows including Peaky Blinders and The King's Speech. Thanks to its rich film history, Bradford was named the world's first UNESCO city of film.

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Study English in Harrogate

Harrogate is a Victorian town in Yorkshire, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

It's a popular place to have a traditional aftertoon tea, or shop for souvenirs or antiques, and it's close to the larger city of Leeds.

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Find the perfect English course for you in the North of England

Use our course finder to search for British Council accredited English courses in the North of England: